Congrats on the new fly rod. It should do the job for you. My Pike fishing was in Alaska and the flies I used may not work in MI. Go to this site and look at the Pike flies. In Alaska flies with red and white worked the best. One fly I would try in MI would be a mouse. I also like the Barry flies and they are easy to tie. The Lucky Wiggler is popular for Pike but is harder to tie.
Barry's Pike flies